Thursday, October 29, 2009

Great Western Malting Visit

Rob Liedl, head maltster at Great Western Malting Co., was kind enough to host a tour yesterday of their malting facility in Vancouver, WA.

Great Western provides much of the organic base malt that constitutes up to 80% of our year-round and seasonal beers. We also had the privilege of tasting their first batch of organic wheat!

On a side note: Anyone interested in "old school" malting techniques should visit this web site.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cask Third Thursday in W. Seattle : 10.14.09

We're pouring a cask of Dry-hopped Demolition IPA today in West Seattle.

The keg will be tapped at 3:00 PM

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cask 2nd Wednesday in Burien : 10.13.09

We're pouring a cask of
Dry-hopped California Ave. IPA today in Burien.

The keg will be tapped at 3:00 PM

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pumpkin Fest This Weekend !

Elysian Brewing Co. is hosting its annual Great Pumpkin Festival this weekend, starting at 12:00 noon, Saturday October 10 and ending at 6:00 PM, Sunday, October 11.

Elliott Bay's contributions this year will include both a CASK-conditioned version of our Organic Mashing Pumpkin Ale, aged with bourbon-soaked oak chips, and another keg aged with rum-soaked oak chips. Both are quite subtle, despite weighing in at over 7.5% ABV!

Burien Beer Dinner Announced : 11/11/09

We'll be hosting our next Burien Beer Dinner on Wednesday, November 11, 2009.

The food offerings and beer pairings are still being worked out, but we've sold these out in the past, so be sure to get your reservations early.

Call 206.246.4211 or come by and visit us to get the latest word on this upcoming event that is sure to be full of culinary and fermented delights.

Friday, October 2, 2009

West Seattle Oktoberfest : 10.03.09

TOMORROW we celebrate the arrival of autumn by hosting an OKTOBERFEST in our West Seattle pub.
Bonnie Birch's Bavarian Band will perform from 2:00-4:00 and 5:00-10:00 PM.

Festive food items include:

-Traditional Bavarian Pretzel
-German Beer and Cheese Soup
-Elliott Bay Bavarian Melt
-Brats and Kraut
-Pork Schnitzel

DAY 5 : West Seattle Hop Celebration

TODAY: Friday is the final day of our week-long Celebration-o-Hops in West Seattle.
To close the week out we will be pouring two beers featuring the use of fresh hops from Gamache Ranch near Yakima:

1) Hop Harvest Ale: brewed in Burien using fresh Amarillo hops in the brew kettle and dry-hopped in the fermenter with Amarillo, Columbus, and Centennial pellets.

2) Fresh Hopped Elliott Bay IPA: we stuffed as much fresh Amarillo hops into the keg as was feasible, then filled the keg with our house Elliott Bay IPA. Tasting next to the regular and dry-hopped versions will make for an interesting comparison opportunity.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

October Seasonal Beers

Batch 200 - Strong, Hoppy, and Red. Need we say more?
ORGANIC Demolition Ale - Our bronze-medal-winning Strong Pale Ale
ORGANIC Coffee Stout - Available every Saturday and Sunday in Burien
Hop Harvest - Annual fresh hop ale w/ hops from Yakima
Imperial von Boorian - A dry-hopped strong-ish Belgian-style Pale Ale
ORGANIC Mashing Pumpkin - 8% ABV spiced ale in the "Harvest" tradition
Red von Boorian - Ruby-colored and slightly tart Belgian ale (made w/ ORGANIC ingredients)
Riot Ale - Hoppy golden Dbl. / Imperial IPA / Strong Pale Ale
RyePA - New recipe from Brewer Dan in W. Seattle w/ flaked and malted rye
West Side Brown - Think "session ale" with a special "je ne sais quoi" finish
Wit von Boorian - Refreshing wheat ale brewed with coriander, chamomile, and orange

October Food Specials: Burien Brewhouse

Appetizer: Red Ginger Pumpkin Clams and Mussels $12.95
Manila clams and mussels simmered in a house-made red curry and roasted pumpkin broth. Topped with crème fraiche and toasted pumpkin seeds. Pairs nicely with Red Von Boorian

Salad: Chipotle Steak and Spinach Salad
Tender baby spinach tossed in avocado lime vinaigrette and topped with avocado, pumpkin seeds, sliced radishes, queso fresco and chipotle marinated grilled steak skewers. Pairs nicely with Pilot Light

Sandwich: Grilled Black Forest Ham
Tender brioche grilled golden brown and topped with Black Forest ham, Swiss cheese, grilled onions, horseradish aioli and sliced tomatoes. Pairs nicely with Hop Von Boorian

Entree: Brewhouse Lasagna
Our own house-made lasagna. We are going to make several different varieties this month. Please ask your server for today’s selection. Pairs nicely with Pilot Light

Dessert: Great Pumpkin Cheesecake
House-made creamy pumpkin cheesecake with a rich graham cracker crust. Pairs nicely with B-town Brown

October Food Specials: West Seattle

Small Plate
: Grilled Prawns with Grit Cakes
Four white Gulf prawns served on crispy chipotle cheddar grit cakes with grilled peppers and onions. Pairs nicely with Dry Hopped IPA

Salad: Grilled Shrimp Louis $13.95
Crisp chopped romaine hearts tossed in our thousand island dressing and topped with grilled prawns, fresh avocado, grape tomatoes, hard boiled eggs and lemon. Served with warm pita bread. Pairs nicely with Pilot Light

Sandwich: Brats and Kraut Sandwich
Two bratwurst braised in our Alembic Pale ale then flame broiled and served on a toasted baguette piled high with grilled No Doubt Stout sauerkraut and onions. Served with our seasoned fries. Pairs nicely with Alembic Pale

Entree: Linguini with Clams, Bacon and Beer
Manila clams sautéed with bacon in a rich rustic tomato broth along with lemon, fresh herbs, and linguini. Finished with garlic butter and a shot of Luna Weizen. Pairs nicely with Luna Weizen

Dessert: Amaretto Pumpkin Tiramisu
Lady fingers soaked in amaretto and topped with mascarpone cream, pumpkin and dark chocolate shavings. Pairs nicely with No Doubt Stout

October Barrel-aged Beer Release

On the first of each month we release a keg of our barrel-aged beer. Each pub has a different variety, giving barrel beer fans an opportunity to try both!

This month's barrel-aged beer selections are:

Burien: Bourbon Pro-Am Barleywine from a Heaven Hill barrel
W. Seattle: Syrah Baltic Porter from a DeLille Cellars barrel

DAY 4 : Hop Celebration @ West Seattle Pub

TODAY/Thursday will feature two recipes from Brewer Dan of the West Seattle brewery:

1) RyePA is an IPA with 5.0% ABV and around 70 IBUs, but also 20% of the grain bill is Rye. Rye adds a spicy and grainy quality to the brew to balance out the hoppy bitterness.

2) Hoppus Callosum is a heavyweight, weighing in over 8% ABV with 71 IBUs. Focusing the hopping on late additions and a substantial dry hopping makes this a very aromatic example of the power of hops.